Thursday, December 11, 2014

La La La Lola!

It seems 2014 is quickly coming to a close so I guess I better get my bum in gear and finish blogging about my makes! Here's one I whipped out and photographed right before the move. It's my first Lola by Victory Patterns.

Nananananana, Disco! Or maybe Ninja! 
Dog, how did you find me? 

Obligatory, all around view.

  • So this is very bright and I'm not sure I'm brave enough to wear it around in public... but it makes a smashing around the house dress.
  • I'm 5' 10" and I added 3 inches to lengthen the bodice pieces and skirt. I probably did something to the sleeves as well but I can't remember what.
  • Between adding the length and the stretch of the pink fabric I'm feeling proportions are a bit off?
  • The pink fabric is probably too light for this design as I can see it really stretched and bags a bit. 
  • When I was researching this pattern a lot of people questioned the amount of pieces for a knit dress. Well it's superb for color blocking which gives you the look of a body con dress with the comfort of your favorite sweatshirt. (Don't believe me, wait till you see my second version.)
  • Pattern went together super easily and really pretty quick for all those pieces. ;)
  • These both came from the stash and I'm pretty sure this was one of my FESA makes!
I think that's about it... any questions please ask and I'll try to remember... 

Question for YOU! Would you wear something this bright out in public? Are you a solid or a print fan?


Angela said...

I think that the dark solid behind the pattern really tones down the bright colors. I would have no problem wearing this in public. Question, though, why are the pockets so low? Is that a design element, or is it functional for you?

EmSewCrazy said...

Hi Angela! Hurrah for a public vote! It is super cheerful.
The pockets are low because of the length I added and the stretch of the fabric. I have to lean a bit to get into them...

EmSewCrazy said...

Well if my muse has spoken who am I to argue? :) Maybe I'll start wearing it in the house and see where it goes from there.